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Look gorgeous in 2013 with our favorite luxe beauty items that will take your office look from day to night. Stash these 8 essentials in your desk so you can swing by any after work event without having to stop at home for a beauty fix. More»
We're totally into the ombré trend right now, which is why we've hand-picked our favorite looks featuring this graduated dye effect. From head-to-toe, you can now dress yourself in ombré, although we'd suggest you take it one shade at a time! More»
WHY DON'T YOU CHANNEL ... A GAMINE FRENCH SCHOOLGIRL?
In Your Armoire: This look is all about the attitude. You're working slouchy Parisienne crossed with little girl insouciance. Alexander Wang is neither a schoolgirl nor French but totally spot-on with this particular mood, like he designed with you in mind. In fact, you'd wear look four straight off his fall runway (especially the knee socks) daily. Opaque wool tights from Fogal are a must, as well as captoe quilted ballet flats from French Sole. This box-pleated leather number by Alice and Olivia gets you into an unspeakable tizzy. You don't mind having the ubiquitous PS1 from Proenza Schouler because it was time a designer reinvented the bookbag with an edge. And again, it's as though Jack and Lazaro saw you in their mind's eye.
What to Sleep In: You find the notion of expensive lingerie un peu forced, or perhaps just of a different generation, for women of a certain age. You prefer supersoft to supersexy, so you sleep in a T-shirt from Kain -- that slips off your teeny-tiny shoulder just so -- and a pair of tap shorts from Phillip Lim's Initials diffusion line.
Beauty Regimen: Your hair is glossy and straight, thanks to Kerastase Oleo-Relax Serum, held back by a single bobby pin, bien sûr, and your skin is beyond flawless, thanks to the La Mer Gel Cream you stole from Maman.
Where to dine: Pastis. You charm the garçon into not only giving you glasses upon glasses of sparkling Rosé on the house, but also into not checking your ID.
Favorite Flower: You are the flower, ma petit fleur. But you might have bought some spray roses on the street and stuck them nonchalantly in a Missoni for Pellegrino bottle on your dressing table.
Signature Scent: A little too cool for anything too packaged from a Bloomingdale's counter (quelle gauche!), you prefer a one-note dab of Le Labo Labdanum 18 or something super musky. And you wouldn't be a Gamine French Schoolgirl without controlling the scent of the ambiance as well, so you spritz Diptyque room spray throughout your quartiers.
Gadget of Choice: This Gold Leica.
What to Read + Write: You should be seen, in public, journaling in Japanese Composition Books. And you no doubt have this Lolita poster above your bed. But mainly you have a terrible literary crush on Rainier Maria Rilke since reading On Love And Other Difficulties, it's all very emotional, and you pencil love notes in the margins and cry big alligator tears over him.
On A Budget: This striped tee from Ashish for Topshop distills the whole notion quite well.
The Cross Dress: La gamine doesn't lend herself so easily to gender crossover, but that isn't to say it's impossible, boys. This bookbag from Valextra should do the trick.
[Jeff Goldblum, Maureen Case, Keith Addis, Joyce Varvatos, Sting, Bettina Zilkha, Sam Waterston. All photos by PATRICK MCMULLAN for PMc.]
While the brave men and women of our armed forces are fighting to save our high seas from buccaneering bands of roving pirates, philanthropists are focusing their attention on other marine concerns. La Mer skin care, along with fashion writer Bettina Zilkha, hosted a party at a private New York residence to celebrate Oceana, the world's largest environmental organization focused entirely on ocean preservation.
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Thursday, May 23
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.